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Side Dish Recipes For Two

Looking for side dish recipes for two? Find side dish recipes for two including easy side dishes, vegetable side dishes, and more side dish recipes for two from the cooking for two magazine.

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This rice has a mild, pleasant flavor. For color and extra nutrition, I sometimes add a bit of carrot, celery, tomato, peas or corn—whatever I have handy.—Mary Jo Massnick, Stuart, Florida
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Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Crisp asparagus is topped with soy sauce and sesame seeds in this delightful dish our Test Kitchen shares.

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Green beans blend nicely with the broccoli, carrots, red onion and sweet potato in this well-seasoned side dish. "I created this colorful combination from the last remaining items in our refrigerator before a long vacation," says Jennifer Maslowski, New York, New York.

Zucchini-Onion Casserole

Zucchini-Onion Casserole

Zucchini-Onion Casserole

I came up with this dish by downsizing my recipe for a crowd. I experimented with amounts, adding and deleting until I got it just right. This is a great side dish that goes well with any meat.
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Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

These hearty potatoes are fully loaded. They can be changed up a zillion different ways, but this is my favorite, featuring three kinds of cheese plus cream cheese and cottage cheese. —Kathleen Gill, Pahrump, Nevada

Baked Zucchini

Baked Zucchini

Baked Zucchini

I've been preparing zucchini this way for years. It's a great side dish with many entrees. -Betty Castleberry, Livonia, Michigan

Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

There's no need to eat plain old boiled carrots when this recipe is so easy to fix. The slightly sweet orange glaze makes the carrots taste much better.—Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

We really like eggplant and would rather have it baked than fried. This can be served as a main dish or side dish. -Donna Wardlow-Keating, Omaha, Nebraska

Fast Scalloped Potatoes

Fast Scalloped Potatoes

Fast Scalloped Potatoes

These quick scalloped potatoes are mildly cheesy, creamy and comforting—just like Mom used to make—only less of them! —Edith Jennings, Prairie City, Iowa

Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed Potato Cakes

My mother often made this recipe and probably grew up with it in the Appalachian area of Tennessee. She usually served it on Monday, making use of leftover mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner. We used to eat this topped with brown gravy.

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Here’s a super-simple way to dress up zucchini from Wanda Penton of Franklinton, Louisiana. Asian flavor and sesame seed crunch make this side dish a treat to eat! Tip Idea: Yellow summer squash could be substituted for some of the zucchini.

Creamy Parmesan Penne

Creamy Parmesan Penne

Creamy Parmesan Penne

"This dish is excellent as a side dish to farmer-style sausage or schnitzel," writes Wendy Nuis of Stokes Bay, Ontario. The creamy sauce is accented by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
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